January 30, 2023

Isaiah Lee, the person who attacked comic Dave Chappelle on stage on the Hollywood Bow in Could, has pleaded no contest and been sentenced to 270 days in a county jail, Deadline stories. Lee was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and getting into a restricted space throughout a stay occasion.

The 24-year-old is at the moment locked up on an unrelated cost, with authorities alleging that he stabbed his roommate at a transitional housing facility final yr. His legal professionals has sought to put him in a pretrial intervention program designed to assist folks with behavioral or psychological well being points, however the choose rejected the request.

Chappelle had been acting at Netflix Is a Joke Fest when Lee stormed the stage and tried to deal with him. Chappelle was delivered to the bottom however escaped unhurt, and safety rapidly subdued Lee. “As unlucky and unsettling because the incident was, Chappelle went on with the present,” the comic’s representatives mentioned in a press release the subsequent day. “Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock helped calm the group with humor earlier than Chappelle launched the final and featured musical friends for the night.”

On the time of the assault, Lee allegedly instructed Chappelle that he was making an attempt to boost consciousness round gentrification. However in a later interview with the New York Put up, Lee cited Chappelle’s historical past of disparaging remarks aimed on the LGBTQ group. “I establish as bisexual… And I needed him to know what he mentioned was triggering,” he mentioned. “I needed him to know that subsequent time, he ought to think about first working his materials by folks it might have an effect on.”

Lee will return to courtroom January nineteenth to face expenses that he tried to kill his former roommate.

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